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59th Annual Colonel Allyn D. Burke Memorial Dental Symposium

June 7 @ 11:30 am June 8 @ 7:30 pm EDT

$345 14 CE credits

The symposium will take place in Monterey, CA and will feature presentations by Drs. Chandur Wadhwani, Austin Davies and Paul Subar. The symposium will provide a wide variety of presentations on topics including implant restorations, surgical pathology relating to oral care, and medical implications in dentistry.

Friday, June 7, 2024

7 Habits for Highly Successful Implant Restorations
Chandur Wadhwani, DDS, MSD

Dental implants appear to be simple to restore. However, the details of how implants are connected and what materials are used all add to the risks of failure. It is estimated that 28-52% of dental implants will lead to peri-implantitis and a major cause is the restorative treatment. This science-based lecture explores the details of how to best restore dental implants today, minimizing risks and improving success. Dr. Wadhwani will discuss the latest university-based research on what to use and why. You will learn concepts, techniques and smart clinical tricks to improve everything about implant restorations. You will also be shown how to monitor the implant site and what to do if the implant prosthesis or the implant starts to fail. All concepts will be evidence-based and the underlying research will be presented.

You Will Learn:

  • To prevent complications of cemented implant restorations
  • To minimize the issue of preload and screw loosening
  • To correctly assess implant stability
  • How titanium can be optimized to improve biological responses
  • To understand evidence-based clinical concepts and techniques to enhance the aesthetics and health of dental implants
  • To monitor the implant site and manage the warning signs of implant prosthesis and implant failure

Saturday, June 8, 2024

The Practice of Surgical Pathology Relating to Oral Care: Past, Present, and Future
Austin Davies, DDS, MS

For most dental professionals, the practice of pathology ends at specimen submission—a bottle with tissue gets mailed off and a report comes back. But, more than 150 years of innovation, technology and research has led to outstanding changes in this field. What goes on between submission and report, how did we get here and where are we going? This lecture takes the dental practitioner through the past, current and future states of pathology—all of which have practical implications for your patients. Dr. Davies will discuss the history of this dental specialty with techniques to improve patient care, current applications of surgical pathology for dental patients and future advances that are of importance to healthcare providers.

You Will Learn:

  • To integrate treatment approaches that lead to exceptional surgical pathology specimens
  • To identify diagnostic techniques for clinical pathology patients
  • To present contemporary testing methods for patients with head and neck cancers
  • To understand the future of surgical pathology and how it will relate to your patients

Medical Implications in Dentistry: How Aging, Pharmacology and Head and Neck Radiation Treatment Affects Oral Health

Paul Subar, DDS, EdD

Advances in medicine have increased the life expectancy of patients with complex medical conditions. As a result, dentists are observing an increase in the number of patients visiting their offices for routine care. Because of these trends, it is important that members of the oral healthcare team develop foundational knowledge for the care of these special populations. This lecture will provide attendees with information on aging, pharmacology and the treatment of head and neck cancer that may be encountered in patients with complex medical conditions. This will ultimately aide the clinician in developing appropriate treatment plans and continuing care regimes that best serve their patients.

You Will Learn:

  • To understand the physiological changes that occur in dental patients as they age
  • To recognize important medical implications of the medications you prescribe for aging dental patients
  • To list commonly prescribed drugs for the elderly and their adverse reactions
  • To understand the importance of evaluating the aging patient
  • To describe the effects of radiation therapy on oral tissues
  • To interpret radiation therapy’s impact on dental treatment planning
  • To identify risk factors for the development of osteoradionecrosis

Who Should Attend:
This informative program is open to all dentists and all members of the dental team

University of the Pacific wishes to acknowledge and thank Garrison Dental Solutions, Nobel Biocare and Orascoptic for their generous support of the symposium.

1 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940 United States

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